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Teaching diabetic patients to

“If only I’d known about proper foot care I’d probably still have both legs,” says amputee and diabetic Jim Letourneau, a patient at St....

Sunnybrook: A leader in infection prevention and control

To better manage and further reduce infection and infection risk for patients, healthcare professionals and the community, Sunnybrook’s Microbiology and Infection Control group focuses...

Asthma education and the patient-provider relationship

William Osler Health Centre’s Asthma Education Clinic began with a primary focus on minimizing hospital length of stay for patients with asthma. This was...

Respiratory rehab program gives clients confidence to breathe easier again

This past summer, Gloria Stock climbed a cliff in Newfoundland and today, she’s leading a virtual trek across Canada, all thanks to the help...

Recipe for Success: Skin and wound care program

North York General Hospital knows the impact collaboration, systematic innovation and education, can have on improving the quality of patients’ lives. This recipe for...

New reasons to avoid grapefruit and other juices when taking certain drugs

Scientists and consumers have known for years that grapefruit juice can increase the absorption of certain drugs — with the potential for turning normal...

Public reporting in Ontario: One hospital’s C. difficile story

In September, Ontario’s 157 hospitals began publicly reporting their number of cases and rate per patient days of C. difficile-associated disease. As a large...

Breathing easier with exercise

He worked hard all his life until he retired from his occupation as a dispatcher at 75 years of age. Even in retirement, he...

Mount Sinai’s clean hands mean safer care

Hospital-acquired infections affect hundreds of millions of patients worldwide every year. Most of these infections are preventable and hand hygiene is the best way...

Infection control measures

In February 2008, it was announced that Canada’s federal government was launching a national effort to reduce the number of hospital-acquired, or nosocomial, infections...

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